Being part of a mega-hit telly series is not all ‘lunch in LA, dinner in NY followed by theatre in the West End’, contrary to popular belief. Double-digit hour days are more the norm than the exception. In the case of Downton Abbey, filming a season’s batch of nine episodes takes about six months (March-August). […]
Next to the Thrilla in Manilla in 1975 which featured the third and final meeting between Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier for the Heavyweight Championship of the World, Planet Earth has not had a day like this that they have been waiting for for almost 40 years. While America, unfortunately, still needs to tap the […]
Following their recent Emmy wins for their brilliant performances in Sherlock, my guess is that there were more than a few folks on Planet Earth that wondered, even for the briefest of moments, how lucky both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were to win given this was their first role. How wrong they were.
As members of Downton Abbey-Nation begin to make preparations for the start of series five (September in the UK, January 2015 in the States), there are those few that may not be aware that not all of what you see on the telly is actually filmed at Highclere Castle. For those that don’t necessarily want […]
When one thinks of Downton Abbey, the names of Julian Fellowes, Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery immediately come to mind. Right up there are the likes of Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle and Jim Carter. Probably the one with the least visibility who should get much of the credit […]
The 2014 Emmy Awards have come and gone with British entries more than holding their own for nominations and winners. Most of the categories from a British standpoint were dominated with twelve nominations apiece by the usual suspects involved both in front of and behind the camera with Downton Abbey and Sherlock. Especially in the […]
Ok, technically, it’s not actually Downton Abbey meets Mad Men. It’s actually not even Lady Mary meets Peggy Olson, but it is Michelle Dockery meets Elisabeth Moss in an upcoming film, Queen of Earth, written and directed by Alex Ross Perry. Most recently, Perry directed Listen Up Philip which premiered at Sundance this year and […]
From the Department of When it Rains, it Pours… As if the three forthcoming Shakespeare adaptations under the title The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses couldn’t have gotten any better given the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugh Bonneville and Sophie Okonedo already signed up to star. Now comes the official announcement that Dame […]
“Call the Midwife” meets “Downton Abbey”?
Ok, so Breathless IS a period drama set in a hospital but that’s probably where the similarities end. I guess it partly makes sense given there are a couple of Kevin Bacon connections between the newest addition to the PBS drama line-up and Downton Abbey.
Where’s Sherlock when you need him? It’s day two of Water Bottle-Gate and still no clear sign that points to which resident of Downton brought their 21st century water bottle to the 1920′s photo shoot. The cast of Downton Abbey has further clouded the situation by sticking together so as to not ‘grass’ on the […]